SBJ/November 14-20, 2011/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Baseball
The Chicago Cubs named Jed Hoyer executive vice president and general manager and Jason McLeod senior vice president of scouting and player development. Hoyer and McLeod both worked for the San Diego Padres.

The San Diego Padres named Josh Byrnes executive vice president and general manager.

The Seattle Mariners named Chris Gwynn director of player development. Gwynn was director of player personnel for the San Diego Padres.

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the independent Atlantic League promoted Keith Lupton to president and named Joel Seiden general manager.

Basketball
The Milwaukee Bucks named Mark Rosenberg PR manager. Rosenberg was PR manager with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Colleges
The University of Oregon named Lisa Peterson senior associate athletic director. Peterson was senior associate athletic director for internal operations and senior woman administrator at the University of Kentucky.

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette named Scott Farmer athletic director.

Armstrong Atlantic State University named Jennifer Rushton associate athletic director for compliance and student services and senior woman administrator.

The America East Conference hired Mary Mulvenna as assistant commissioner for compliance. Mulvenna was assistant commissioner of compliance and community relations for the Missouri Valley Conference.

The University of Hawaii named Kerry Rupp men’s basketball director of operations. Rupp was the men’s basketball coach at Louisiana Tech.

The University of Minnesota named Tom McGinnis associate athletic director for administration and finance and chief financial officer. McGinnis was senior associate athletic director for administration at Ohio State University.

Hockey
The NHL promoted Gary Meagher to executive vice president of communications and John Dellapina to vice president of communications.

Marketing
Bensussen Deutsch & Associates hired Rebecca Gerber as director of new business development. Gerber was vice president of business development and implementation at Zorch.

Other
Navy Pier named Jim Muno vice president of marketing and business partnerships.

Comcast-Spectacor and the Cordish Co. named Robert Johnson vice president of marketing for Philly Live!. Johnson was marketing director for the Philadelphia Flyers, a Comcast-Spectacor subsidiary.

JPatton promoted Eric Paul to vice president of sales and marketing.

SD Sport Innovators named Lisa Freedman executive director.

USRowing named Beth Kohl chief marketing officer.

Collegiate Consulting and Hands On Sports named Brandy Flaherty general manager and Jeremy Hansen assistant general manager for athletic ticket sales and services for Seattle University.

Dave Evans started Vantedge Consulting Group. Evans was director of broadcasting for the Dallas Mavericks.

Awards and Boards
The U.S. Golf Association named Annika Sorenstam the recipient of the 2012 Bob Jones Award.

People news
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